Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

New American Standard Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

King James Version

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Holman Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.

A Conservative Version

But the wisdom from above is indeed first pure, then peaceful, meek, easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and non-hypocritical.

American Standard Version

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.

Amplified

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).

An Understandable Version

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

Anderson New Testament

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Bible in Basic English

But the wisdom which is from heaven is first holy, then gentle, readily giving way in argument, full of peace and mercy and good works, not doubting, not seeming other than it is.

Common New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or hypocrisy.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but wisdom deriv'd from heaven is first dispassionate, then pacific, equitable, and obsequious: full of beneficence, and all social virtue, free from partiality, and hypocrisy.

Darby Translation

But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful, gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning, unfeigned.

Godbey New Testament

But the wisdom which is from above is indeed first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily persuaded, full of mercy and of good works, free from partiality and hypocrisy.

Goodspeed New Testament

The wisdom that is from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, considerate, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, whole-hearted, straightforward.

John Wesley New Testament

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, modest, benevolent, full of mercy and of good fruits, not judgmental, unfeigned.

Julia Smith Translation

And the wisdom from above is truly first pure, then peaceful, decorous, docile, full of mercy and good fruits, not separated, and unfeigned.

King James 2000

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, obedient, full of mercy and good fruits, nonjudgmental, without hypocrisy,

Modern King James verseion

But the wisdom that is from above is first truly pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but the wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, and without simulation.

Moffatt New Testament

The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, forbearing, conciliatory, full of mercy and wholesome fruit, unambiguous, straightforward;

Montgomery New Testament

But the wisdom which comes from on high is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, conciliatory, overflowing with mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without insincerity.

NET Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.

New Heart English Bible

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Noyes New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Sawyer New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be persuaded, full of mercy and of good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

The Emphasized Bible

But, the wisdom from above, is - first pure, then peaceable, reasonable, easy to be entreated, fraught with mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, meek, easily persuadable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and void of dissimulation.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But the wisdom from above is, before every thing else, pure; then peace-loving, gentle, open to conviction, rich in compassion and good deeds, and free from partiality and insincerity.

Webster

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Weymouth New Testament

The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceful, courteous, not self-willed, full of compassion and kind actions, free from favouritism and from all insincerity.

Williams New Testament

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, free from doubts and insincerity.

World English Bible

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Worrell New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, mild, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Worsley New Testament

But the wisdom that is from above first is pure, then peaceable, mild, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the wisdom from above, first, indeed, is pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of kindness and good fruits, uncontentious, and unhypocritical: --

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the wisdom
σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

that is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

ἄνωθεν 
Anothen 
from above, top, again, from the first, from the beginning, not tr
Usage: 10

is first
πρῶτον 
Proton 
first, at the first Trans, first of all,
Usage: 40

G53
ἁγνός 
Hagnos 
Usage: 8

ἔπειτα 
Epeita 
Usage: 15

εἰρηνικός 
Eirenikos 
Usage: 2

ἐπιεικής 
Epieikes 
Usage: 5

and easy to be intreated
εὐπειθής 
Eupeithes 
easy to be intreated
Usage: 1

μεστός 
mestos 
Usage: 7

of mercy
ἔλεος 
Eleos 
Usage: 25

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

G87
ἀδιάκριτος 
Adiakritos 
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 3:17

Images James 3:17

Context Readings

The Wisdom That Comes Down From Above

16 For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil. 17  However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is grown from the seed of peace planted by peacemakers.


Cross References

Romans 12:9

Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

James 2:4

then you will have made false distinctions among yourselves and will have judged from evil motives, will you not?

Luke 6:36

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.

Titus 3:2

They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

James 4:8

Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Genesis 41:38-39

so Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this someone in whom the Spirit of God lives?

Exodus 36:2

Then Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people to whom the LORD had given ability, including everyone whose hearts stirred them to come forward to do the work.

1 Kings 3:9

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

1 Kings 3:12

"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.

1 Kings 3:28

When this decision that the king had handed down was announced, everybody in Israel was amazed at the king, because they all saw that God's wisdom was in him, enabling him to administer justice.

1 Chronicles 22:9

"You have shed a lot of blood and fought great battles. You won't be building a house for my name, since you have shed so much blood on the earth in my sight. But look! A son born to you will live comfortably, because I will give him rest from all his enemies that surround him on every side, since his name will be "Solomon" - I will give peace and quiet for Israel during his lifetime.

1 Chronicles 22:12

"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

Job 28:12

"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home?

Job 28:23

God understands how to get there; he knows where they live.

Job 28:28

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Isaiah 2:4

He will judge between the nations, and will render verdicts for the benefit of many. "They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations will not raise swords against nations, and they will not learn warfare anymore.

Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 11:2-9

The Spirit of the LORD will rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.

Isaiah 32:6

For fools utter contempt, and their minds plot wrong things: practicing ungodliness, spreading lies about the LORD, leaving the pangs of hungry people unsatisfied, and depriving thirsty people of drink.

Isaiah 32:15-17

until the Spirit from on high is poured upon us, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest."

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."

Daniel 1:17

As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge, aptitude for learning, and wisdom. Daniel also could understand all kinds of visions and dreams.

Malachi 2:9

"So I also made you despised, humiliating you before all of the people, because you aren't following my ways and are showing partiality when you teach."

Malachi 3:3

he will sit refining and purifying silver, purifying the descendants of Levi, refining them like gold and silver. Then they'll bring a righteous offering to the LORD.

Matthew 5:8

"How blessed are those who are pure in heart, because it is they who will see God!

Matthew 23:28

In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Luke 12:1-2

Meanwhile, the people had gathered by the thousands and were trampling on one another. Jesus began to speak first to his disciples. "Watch out for the yeast that is, the hypocrisy of the Pharisees!

Luke 21:15

because I will give you the ability to speak, along with wisdom, that none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israeli, in whom there is no deceit!"

Acts 9:36

In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was known for her good actions and acts of charity that she was always doing.

Acts 11:24

because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And so a large number of people was brought to the Lord.

Romans 12:18

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people.

Romans 15:14

I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are filled with goodness and full of all the knowledge you need to be able to instruct each other.

1 Corinthians 12:8

To one has been given a message of wisdom by the Spirit; to another the ability to speak with knowledge according to the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

2 Corinthians 9:10

Now he who supplies seed to the farmer and bread to eat will also supply you with seed and multiply it and enlarge the harvest that results from your righteousness.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 5:9

for the fruit that the light produces consists of every form of goodness, righteousness, and truth.

Philippians 1:11

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus the Messiah so that God will be glorified and praised.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is fair, whatever is pure, whatever is acceptable, whatever is commendable, if there is anything of excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy keep thinking about these things.

Colossians 1:10

so that you might live in a manner worthy of the Lord and be fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit while doing all kinds of good things and growing in the full knowledge of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children.

1 Timothy 5:21

With God as my witness, as well as the Messiah Jesus and the chosen angels, I solemnly call on you to carry out these instructions without prejudice, doing nothing on the basis of partiality.

2 Timothy 2:24

A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,

Titus 1:15

Everything is clean to those who are clean, but nothing is clean to those who are corrupt and unbelieving. Indeed, their very way of thinking and their consciences have been corrupted.

Hebrews 12:11

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, for those who have been trained by it, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

James 3:15

That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic.

1 Peter 1:22

Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope based on him keeps himself pure, just as the Messiah is pure.

1 John 3:18

Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.

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